Emirates looking at extra cargo service to Australia

Nabil Sultan from Emirates SkyCargo. (Emirates)

Emirates is looking to add a fourth weekly freighter service out of Australia as the carrier builds its cargo capabilities at the new Dubai World Central (DWC) airport. Currently, Emirates SkyCargo operates three dedicated freighter services a week to Sydney with 777F aircraft which make a stop in Singapore in both directions. Emirates divisional senior vice president for … [Read more...]

Cargo volumes up in August: IATA

The recent rebound in cargo led by markets in the Asia-Pacific, North America and the Middle East may be tempered by global political uncertainty and economic jitters, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) says. Cargo volumes, measured by freight tonne kilometres (FTK), rose 5.1 per cent in August, compared with the prior corresponding period. It was the … [Read more...]

Domestic capacity, load factors fall in July

Australian domestic carriers experienced lower load factors in July despite cutting capacity in the local market. The Bureau of Infrastructure and Regional Economics (BITRE) said the number of passengers carried on regular public transport (RPT) domestic flights fell 1.4 per cent to 5.05 million in July. The decline outpaced the 1.2 per cent reduction in available seats … [Read more...]

Lockheed applies for civil C-130J design

An artist's concept of the LM-100J civil version of the C-130J-30 Hercules. (Lockheed Martin)

Lockheed Martin has filed a request with the US FAA for a type design update for the Model L-382J, a civil-certified version of the C-130J-30 Super Hercules. The aircraft, which will be marketed as the LM-100J will be a radical improvement over the commercial L-100 model which was built from 1964 to 1992, but utilising the many cargo handling and performance enhancements … [Read more...]

Il-76 and An-12 supplement Philippines aid effort

The Il-76 being used for remote airfield access in the Philippines.

Supporting relief efforts in the aftermath of the recent typhoon, an Ilyushin Il-76 and Antonov An-12 have been positioned to the Philippines to provide high-capacity airlift capabilities to remote airfields. Chapman Freeborn has positioned the two freighters on rotation at Cebu and Manila and Tacloban airports to augment larger freighters that cannot access smaller … [Read more...]